It appears fans will have to be satiated with grainy cell phone photos, and random eyewitness accounts today as a private workout organized by Jordan Gross and Travelle Wharton begins at Charlotte Christian High School, and will last for the next 8 days. These workouts are private, and the entrance to the school is being guarded by a Police officer. According to Joe Person he estimates approximately 20 players are in attendance.
Based on their Twitter activity/reports we know the following players are participating:
- Cam Newton
- Jordan Gross
- Travelle Wharton
I'm sure we'll get a better idea of the full compliment of the participants.
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It's more than a little disappointing the players decided to have this workout be 100% private. On the one hand, I understand not wanting distractions- but fans are allowed at training camp, and that doesn't really derail the work being done there. It would have been a really good opportunity to reach out to the fanbase and get people excited about the 2011 season. Furthermore, it would have been nice to get some information on how Cam is looking after his time at IMG etc. Alas, we'll need to wait.
That being said, there are so many potential controversies I see why the players wouldn't want to open that can of worms. Clausen and Newton, Steve Smith, DeAngelo Williams... the list goes on.
We'll update you with any information we can find on the private workouts.